need advice..

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Doodle_Doo, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have new young cockerel that is developing
    a drooping comb..
    what i want to know is with this affect him as
    he fully matures? will he lose vision because of it drooping
    over or can he loose balance while he walks?
    here he is..

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  2. rhoda_bruce

    rhoda_bruce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he a Danish Brown Leghorn? He should be fine, but I can't guarantee that if another rooster fights with him, that it won't turn up missing. I have a BBR araucana roo with a drooping comb and its upsetting me too. I'm wondering if it might turn up missing.
     
  3. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i have been told it was a OEG Wheaten rooster
    but after some searching and help from a vet he
    said it was an american gamefowl dont know if its the
    same thing..
    heres a better look at him...

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    and of the drooping comb

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  4. JRT

    JRT Out Of The Brooder

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    well normally with a rooster of this type dubbing is the normal. I think he would look much better dubbed, but if you decide not to the flopping comb will not hurt him at all.
     
  5. RAWR

    RAWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    he should be alright :) alot of hens get 'over-combs' and they seem to do fine
     
  6. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok thank you good to know just thought it would be a problem..[​IMG]
     
  7. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:to dubb a rooster can that be done at a vet?
    i dont think id know how to do that..
     
  8. JRT

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    Yes it could be done at the vet but a good pair of scissors is all you need. I do all mine myself. Honestly a vet would prolly charge more than the chickens is worth. Just cut it off and throw a little flour on it to help stop the bleeding and he will be fine. There is alot of videos on the Internet to show you how it's done
     
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